When you live in the Caribbean there aren’t many apple trees. Well, at least not what North Americans would call an apple. We do have a variety of fruits that are referred to as such, like sugar apples and mamie apples which do not taste or look anything like a Gala. What I do have, is a lot of Starfruit. The tree in my backyard is producing enough at this point to feed the whole neighborhood.
When I was in North America, Fall was always a good time to make Apple Crisp. We always had too many apples, and you needed to use them before they went bad. Here, since apples are expensive, and I had far too much Starfruit, I decided to see how combining them into a crisp would go. It turned out great! The Starfruit added a little different taste and texture but wasn’t dissimilar to the apple. They complimented each other very well!
: Apple and Starfruit Crisp
: There’s something about the smell of apples baking in the oven that just says Fall! This is an easy dessert. Crispy, Fruity, with a hint of cinnamon. It’s especially good warm out of the oven served with a dollop of ice cream.
- Heat oven to 425F.
- Spray 11×13 pan with cooking spray
- Prepare apples and mix with 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.
- Place mixture in bottom of pan
- Place remaining ingredients into the bowl of your stand mixer
- Mix on low speed until well blended
- Place mixture on top of apples and spread evenly
- Bake 20 minutes at 425F then turn down the oven and bake at 375F for an additional 40 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 1 hour(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12
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You could substitute other fruits for the starfruit depending on where your abundance of harvested fruit lies. Use 6 Cups of Apples if you only want Apple Crisp. I think this would be good with pears, or peaches as well. Or, berries would be awesome!
I love the Fall! It’s so nice to have an abundance of freshly harvested food! The cooler temperatures make me want to get back into the kitchen again. For me the smell of baking is better than any candle or aerosol will ever be. Ahhhhh….Bliss!